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Mission San Jose

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Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone Number: 210 229 4770
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Getting married
Description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five...
Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass.
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I was fortunate enough to go on a mildly rainy day which I think kept a number of tourists away. It was a beautiful location and you can stroll the grounds and feel the history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I was fortunate enough to go on a mildly rainy day which I think kept a number of tourists away. It was a beautiful location and you can stroll the grounds and feel the history. It was a Sunday so I quietly entered for a Sunday Service. The congregation was very welcoming. The sermon was moving and the chapel was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

i can only say we loved this Mission , It was a very nice day and my wife and i found the history amazing , As last year she noticed that the first Missions Set sail from the Canarie islands , a place that we also visit twice a year

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A wonderful attraction within minutes of downtown San Antonio. A look into the past when this city had a large indian population. This mission is part of several which provided shelter and religious teachings to the people in the area. The buildings are a photographer's and artist dream. There is a large grassy area and numerous stone walls and buildings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Friendly - beautiful - historic - take the guided tour first - you will appreciate the other missions more - not sure which mission gives the free tours but check their website and go to that mission first.

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It has been over 20 years since I have been to this mission, I didn't remember it and when presented with a few hours of down time I suggested we visit this mission. I was so glad I did, we watched the very interesting film then proceeded to explore. I have to say, I was very impressed with the amount... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The history of our city, the culture, a beautiful church. Never tiring taking family/friends from out of townto visit and learn of our history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a well kept mission, especially the statues on the front. Inside the mission one is taken back to a time when faith in the living God was a missionary goal. It was easy to get around the grounds.

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San Antonio, Tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

No cost to visit the mission. Usually there is a free history tour almost every hour. Pack with plenty of info . Nice gentle walk and the Rangers explain a lot of history about the mission and plants.

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The largest of the Missions in the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park, Mission San Jose was a beautiful site to see (even in the rain). Take the time to go to the visitors center and watch the film about the missions. It will give you some perspective on the history and of the peoples that were indigenous to South... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We took the free 45 minute park ranger tour and learned a great deal about the mission system and Jose in particular. We visited each of the missions during our trip and this was certainly the highlight for factual info. Very glad we made the stop!

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